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American Contagions

Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

A concise history of how American law has shaped—and been shaped by—the experience of contagion

Author Information

WittJohn Fabian:

John Fabian Witt is the Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and History at Yale, where he serves as Head of Davenport College. He is author of the Bancroft Prize–winning Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History.